Team Biographies

The Department employs an experienced group of highly-qualified audit professionals. In addition to our permanent staff, the services of temporary contract auditors are retained from time to time to meet specific requirements.

Alex Matos, CPA, CA, CIA, CFE - Director of Internal Audit

Alex Matos

Alex joined the Department in October 2021 after 13 years in the Post Secondary Education sector at York University. His experience spans external audit and assurance, internal audit, Enterprise Risk Management and fraud investigation and reporting. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree from the University of Toronto and obtained the designation of Chartered Accountant (CA-CPA) in 2005. Over the years he has also completed designations as a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and is currently working towards a Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA).

Daniel Ottini, CISA, CIA, CRMA, FRM - Deputy Director

Portrait of DanielDaniel is Deputy Director of the Internal Audit Department, having joined the Department in 2004 after 7 years Internal Audit and Risk Management experience in the Canadian Insurance and Mutual Fund sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree from York University and has a Fellowship in Risk Management (FRM), a Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA) and has recently completed a Cyber Security Management Certificate. He is a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA) as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA).

Audelyn Budihardjo, CPA, CA, CIA - Supervisor

Audelyn joined the Internal Audit team in 2019 after 15 years of experience in public and private sector financial audits. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Audelyn graduated with a Masters in Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College in New York.

Lusine Amirkhanyan, CPA, CIA, PhD - Senior Auditor

Photo of LusineLusine joined the Internal Audit team as a Senior Auditor in 2018 by bringing in auditing experience, both internal and external - with multinational public accounting firms including Big 4. She is a CPA, holds a CIA designation and is a member of ACCA, having been awarded a Placewinner’s prize for papers P2: Advanced Financial Reporting and P4: Advanced Financial Management. She completed a Doctorate degree in the field of accounting and auditing, and enjoys teaching Auditing courses with continuing education programs.

Vandana Bhamidi, CPA, CA, CIA - Senior Auditor

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Vandana joined the Internal Audit team in June 2014 after working with City of Mississauga, BlackBerry and ICICI Bank. She is a CPA, CA, CIA and CA from India. A major part of her job is process improvement, by identifying control gaps and recommending risk mitigating controls. She finds the opportunity to interact with various departments within the University and meet the amazing people that work here as the best part of her role.

Vandana plays badminton and is a part of a Dragon boating club that won gold in their division in August 2019. She is passionate about playing the sitar-Indian musical instrument and yoga.

Helena Cheung, CPA, CA - Senior Auditor (TERM)

Anoop Kaur, CPA, CIA - Senior Auditor

AK headshotAnoop Kaur joined the Department in 2018 in the role of Senior Auditor. She is an experienced professional with a background in internal audit with the government. Anoop is a CPA, CIA and an honors Bachelor of Commerce graduate from York University.

The aspect she finds most rewarding as an auditor is the positive change and process improvements implemented as a direct result of audit recommendations, and being part of the process that helps make a difference.

Wendy Ng, CPA, CA, CIA - Senior Auditor

Wendy joined the Internal Audit team in 2020 as a Senior Auditor and has over 7 years of experience in value-for-money audits of provincial programs. Wendy is a CPA, CA and CIA. She graduated from the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Marek Wlochowicz - Auditor

Portrait of MarekMarek has been with the University since 2012. He oversees the compliance function which includes Continuous Audit and Research Compliance. Other work includes the review of Student Societies to confirm compliance with the University’s Policy for Compulsory Non-Academic Incidental Fees. Prior to Internal Audit, he worked as the Business Officer at the Office of the Governing Council. Marek graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga.